Robotics

Endeavor Robotics provides ‘throwable’ robots to German armed forces

Endeavor Robotics has delivered 44 FirstLook robots to the German government. FirstLooks are often used to clear buildings and detect IEDs.

Japan is embracing nursing-care robots — The Economist

Around 5,000 nursing-care homes across Japan are testing robots, writes according to a feature in Economist. Read here - https://www.economist.com/news/business/21731677-around-5000-nursing-care-homes-across-country-are-testing-robots-japan-embracing

Toyota unveils third generation humanoid robot

Toyota has unveiled T-HR3, the company's third generation humanoid robot.

Saudi Arabia first country to grant a robot citizenship

Sophia a humanoid robot built by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics, was granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia on Wednesday; the first country in the world to...

Delphi to acquire nuTonomy for $450 million

Delphi Automotive has signed an agreement to acquire nuTonomy for an upfront purchase price of $400 million and earn-outs totaling approximately $50 million. The transaction...

Skyward becomes FAA-approved LAANC airspace vendor for drones

Skyward, a Verizon company, has been approved to give commercial drone operators access to controlled airspace with the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability...

Endeavor Robotics awarded $100M Department of Defense contract

Endeavor Robotics, a U.S.-based company building tactical ground robotics, was awarded the United States Department of Defense's Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II (MTRS...

Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban of killer robots — The Guardian

Tesla's Elon Musk, and Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder and head of Applied AI at Google-owned DeepMind Technologies, are among others requesting the United Nations to ban...

Xerox, PARC to partner with Innovation Lab

Xerox and PARC, will partner with the Innovation Lab, an Innovation Institute company, to work on health care challenges through collaboration in medical technology,...

Ripcord raises $40 million Series B round

Hayward, California-based robotic digitization company Ripcord has raised $25 million in equity and $15 million in debt totaling $40 million in Series B funding,...

HSBC, IBM collaborating on cognitive intelligence solution

Trade finance bank HSBC is working with IBM to develop a cognitive intelligence solution, combining optical character recognition with advanced robotics. The new solution uses...

PARC to develop Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) science for DARPA

PARC was recently awarded a multi-million dollar contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), under its Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) program, to develop...

Staples pilots robotic material handling solution

Office supplies retailer Staples says it is developing a robotic material handling solution for their fulfillment centers, powered by Great Star. The automated robotic storage...

Give robots an ‘ethical black box’ to track and explain decisions, say scientists — The Guardian

Can robots 'learn' ethical behavior? Researchers want robots to be fitted with black boxes, that record and analyze their actions, especially if there is...

Siemens provides University of South Carolina $628M grant

Siemens and the University of South Carolina have announced an in-kind grant of Siemens hardware and software. The grant has a commercial value of...